Sunday, January 22, 2012

Coupon Binder: YAY or NAY (How I Organize My Coupons)


As you all know, I have tried so many ways of organizing my coupons over the past 2 years.
I have finally found a METHOD that I am going to love!
I have been doing a smaller version of this, but am NOW PREPARED to do it all this way!
Above you will see the box that hosts 90% of my coupons!
This box has hanging file folders that are labeled with the insert date and name!
For example, the Red Folders are for Red Plum and then they have the insert date on them.
Most times with ad match ups, I am able to just pull the inserts and cut the coupons when I need them! I was so tired of spending SO MUCH time cutting and organizing coupons~



With getting 15-20 inserts a week, I do not have time to cut every coupon!
I do not regret ever using a coupon binder as it was a great tool to get me started. For those of you that swear by the binder system, GREAT!
I truly encourage you to do whatever works for you!
Everyone of us is different and that is why we work so well as a team!
Looking to get a binder, be sure to check out the Coupon Clutch system that I used for over a year~ Any loose coupons that I get from FREEBIES or in the Mail, etc, will be filed in my coupon clutch so that I do not misplace them!
I am anxious to hear your feedback on my new coupon organizing system!


18 comments:

  1. This is pretty much the method I've settled on for myself also. I still keep my binder, and put my clipped printables and mailed coupons in it, but I have an expanding file box that I bought cheap at Big Lots. It's pretty small, but I usually only have 2-4 inserts per week so it works for me. http://www.savingmyselfsilly.com/2011/08/new-montha-new-start-for-me-lets-hear.html

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  2. This way would never work for me.....I have to use the binder method but everyone works differently so I'm sure this will be helpful for lots of folks :)

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  3. I have a shoe box with envelopes an on the flap I cut out half index cards an labeled them in alphabetical order with food items in like 20 envelopes then non food in like 20 more envelopes.I also have target,CVS,publix,and freebie envelopes and the coupons for that week is in the weeks deals envelope. I find it very organized an can go to any envelope to find my coupon I need fast. I couldn't do a binder I couldn't take flipping page after page.

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  4. I use the coupon Binder. I have to have mine ready to go fast lol

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  5. Wow! You have so many coupons! I have to hunt and scavenge to find mine!

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  6. This is so intense! I'm an awful couponer, never even got my binder finished. Woops.

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  7. I did the binder for years... almost 12 years later I only clip the coupons I need. Works for me!

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  8. I have all my inserts in a stack! Need to get a plastic tub for them.

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  9. When I did coupon I used a binder and it helped a lot. If I did as much as you though I think your way is a lot more logical. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. I love your organization! I need to start something, helps be productive :)

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  11. I love my binder! It's the only way I can keep it somewhat organized and easy to find.
    Just stopping by on the Alexa hop! :)

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  12. I can't to a coupon binder. to much set up and then I'd never carry it anyways. I use a folder with date inserts and a small accordion file for cut ones.

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  13. It looks like a good system.

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  14. I have seen this system elsewhere and like it, but right now the kids get a kick out of cutting and sorting coupons so I am going to let them!

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  15. Your method is nice. It looks very organized. I use to also use that method but I noticed I was missing out on unadvertised deals and clearance. I now use the binder method. I think people use whatever method works for them.
    April
    www.savingformyfamily.com

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  16. i know how much work this takes! nice job and thanks for sharing :)

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  17. but what if u are in the store and they have an unadvertised sale. I surely cant remember every coupon but i look thru my binder in a certain section just to check. i want to try this method because i get about the same amount of coupons weekly, i was thinking maybe cut two inserts of each for the binder and file the rest...

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  18. I use a spreadsheet to keep track of all my coupons, and I carry them in an envelope filed alphabetically. The spreadsheet is organized like the aisles in my favorite grocery store, and I highlight those coupons that are nearing their expiration date. If I kept the inserts whole in a box I'd not be prepared for unadvertised specials.

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